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people who are here. first and foremost the honorable mayor ed lee. and supervisor carmen chu, has been a great champion. the winners of the sf cat annual poster concert and the keynote speaker, -- a human traffic survivor and advocate. i want to say that other human rights commissioners are here, -- and vice chair doug chen, -- commissioner, the president julie -- nancy kirshner rodriguez, police chief greg sur (sounds like) -- i will like to turn this over to mayor lee.diana are you here? he is on his way. well - thank you. why don't we do that? why waste a moment. >> nancy did mention that we will announce the winners of the fabulous poster contest. i am the executive director of commission on the status of women. the mayor will be announcing not only the winners of the poster contest but also the winners of this year's abolitionist awards. fire commissioner -- is here and emily conroy from the department of justice is here. thank you for joining us. i want to bring up mayor lee so she can bring up the announcements of the honorees for today. apl(applause) >> thank you emily and
, particularly during the budget negotiations, supervisor carmen chu and i and a number of other supervisors engaged in a lot of discussions about what our neighborhood small businesses could benefit from as we saw indications of our budget recovery. and clearly we understood and have always understood the role of small businesses. and they're the backbone of the city and our office of economic development was headed by todd who is here and joaquin is helping out with the investment neighborhood strategy. we wanted to really demonstrate that, our commitment. not just by saying it, but actually doing things that would really support our small business. scott and henry and many others, benny and others who have been around us know that my favorite thing is to go to a neighborhood commercial corridor like terra val or out in the sunset noriega and have meals or breakfast or a cup of coffee and really find out all the distinctions that each neighborhood has to offer. i've been a big supporter of our commercial corridors. historically and all my different capacities. but as mayor, i think we get
a restaurant. and like to invite to speak now supervisor carmen chu. (applause) >> thank you, everyone, for being here today. i want to thank the mayor so much for coming out and launching this pilot here on irving street. as you know, when i came on board in 2007, one of the most important things we wanted to relay was how important it was to not only support our downtown businesses, but also to support all the small businesses that are located across the city in our communities. for many of the folks who come down to irving street or noriega or taraval or jude a a lot of the times people who come here who own the shops are locales are debttionv . they are people who live in our communities who want to help make our neighborhoods thrive. in 2007 when we first came on board and subsequent years, one of the things that we noticed was that there were a number of different businesses that were being targeted with some of these drive-by lawsuits. many a times when i spoke to businesses, they did not know about the requirements that they had to meet with the federal a-d-a laws. once lette
carmen chu. (applause) >> i think that is part of the program they wanted the winners to perhaps say a few words. >> thank you for choosing our picture. we were really surprised when you did. we are really happy. (applause) >> we were very surprised. thank you very much. (applause) >> i'm tiffany chung, so happy to be recognized in such a way. thank you very much. (applause) >> hi. i name is amy. thank you for letting us having this opportunity to make this poster and also recognize us. thank you. (applause) >> thank you. i want to thank mayor lee and the members of the collaborative. as will build awareness for human trafficking issues i would like to call attention to the need for more shelter beds according to the project study released in 2012, there are only 678 beds in the entire country exclusively dedicated to trafficking survivors. there are thousands the deed aftercare services. that we offer at the monarch residence for women. last year freedom house -- sorry to do this again, there are thousands that need aftercare services that we offer at the monarch services. f
like to call on supervisor carmen chu who has been fantastic and is been really outspoken; she has spoken so often and so well. it is a pleasure to have you here. >> supervisor chu: i want to thank nancy, and the department, and the commission. i want to recognize my colleague amelia cohen a strong supporter. i want to thank and congratulate the awardees and thank you for the work that you do to bring awareness and continue to fight and i want to thank the department heads who are here, annemarie conroy who is here. i'm glad that you're here because we will need all of your help to continue this effort. we talk about human trafficking and human trafficking awareness month which begins january eleventh, it's not about this month only. it's the opportunity for us to highlight the issue but it really is something that we ought to be working on all the time when we have the budget before us. we ought to be thinking about it when we have legislation before us, as department heads and you talk about coordination, we ought to be thinking about it. i want to thank you all for being h
name is carmen chu. why don't we get started. with a marking up with the department of small business -- we have been working with the department of small business. this project started when we heard from neighborhood merchants. >> you're watching quick bites, a look at san francisco foods. today you're in for a real treat. oh, my. food inspired by the mediterranean and released with a twist so unique you can only find it in one place in san francisco. the 56th annual armenian bizarre, this is extra special not only because i happen to be armenian, but there is so much deliciousness here and i can't wait to share it with all of you. let's go. ♪ ♪ >> armenia, culture and cusine has had many cultural exchanges with its neighbors. today armenian food has food from the mediterranean, middle east and europe. >> this is san francisco with the largest armenian food festival and widely recognized as one of the best food festivals in the area. we have vendors that come up from fresno, los angeles. we have everyone here in the neighborhood. that's really what it is, is drawing people to see
at seven cisco. thank you to the chief of police, the chief of probation, carmen chu, and we appreciate everyone being here including the district attorney's office for being part of this cause. thank you. (applause) >> good morning and welcome to the san francisco county transportation authority finance committee and i'm scott wiener the chair of the committee. to my right is commissioner sean elsbernd and to my left is commissioner david chiu and commissioner eric mar and commissioner carmen chu will be joining us. >> no announcements. >> item two. >> item two presents november 6, 2012 meeting action item. >> any comments or changes to the minute? seeing none, public comment on item two. seeing none. public comment closed. can we give motion to approve the minutes? can we do that without objection that will be the order. >> thank you. >> thank you good morning my name is collin. i'm a transportation planner with the authority and i'll be presenting this item number three which is a contract for our -- this item starts on page sevenof your packet. we are required every two years to upd
to the government oversight audit committee. my name is carmen chu. with supervisors cohen and campus. mdm. clerk we have announcements? >> clerk calonsag: turn off all electronic devices; submit cards for any speakers. each member will be allotted the same number of minutes to speak in each item. items will appear on the february 5 supervisor meeting. >> would you call item 1. >> clerk calonsag: ordinance amending the san francisco administrative code by adding sections 6.22 q and 6.42 f to require a public works contractors to pay subcontractors. >> chair: this is an item that we have been working on for quite some time. catie chang in my office among other folks and contractors have been working on ways to improve the way that we do business. one of the areas is reducing withholdings to make sure we are not the bottleneck for many of the local businesses and many small businesses and also what we can do to improve the issue of prompt payment. especially during the past few years the idea of how it is the city processes payment and get them back out to contractors is an important issue for
by katy tang, ladies and legislative aide to carmen chu. >> i think that the legislation before you is pretty basic. last year sb293 was signed into law at the state level, and our legislation proposal before you today is actually very much in line with what state was doing. no. 1 is that it makes it a requirement in the city for prime contractors to pay their subcontractors within 7 calendar days. previously, there -- or currently there is actually no requirement from the city to make payment within a certain amount of days. however, i just want to make note that under chapter 14b, there is a requirement to pay lbes within three days. so we feel that again the seven calendar days in line with the state law is something that will help with cash flow issues, especially during our tough economy. this is very inline with some of the legislation that supervisor chu has worked on in past to help make it easier for contractors working with our city. the second change, very basic also has to do with enforcement of this provision. so again, we're mimicking what state law did, which is
[ gavel ] >> hello and welcome to the regular budget and finance committee. my name is carmen chu, chair of the committee and joined by supervisor avalos, vice-chair and supervisor kim will not be joining us this afternoon, this morning. and our clerk today is mr. victor young. do we have a motion to excuse supervisor kim? she has a health appointment and we'll do that without objection. mr. young do you have any announcements? >> yes, please science all cell phones and electronic devices. any documents to be included as part of the testimony should be submitted to clerk. items acted upon today will be appear on the january 29th brzagenda unless otherwise stated >> thank you, could you call items 1 and 2. >> item 1,resolution approving a lease agreement between the city and county of san francisco and the city of san francisco japan center garage corporation for the japan center public parking garage with an initial term of 10 years and two 5-year options. item 2 lease resolution approving a lease agreement between the city and county of san francisco and the uptown parking c
to as as a year of the many dragon. of course i want to recognize carmen chu hao district 4 supervisor as well; she has been a strong leader helping us promote the new year's as well of course taking care of her district, working as a wonderful supervisor. i am excited about this new year too because it has an opportunity to unveil many of our cultural aspirations in the city of san francisco. it has been 160 years, and we know our history well. my ascension to this office has been one of those things that people still consider me pretty special so much special not because of me but because of our community. this tab will have international status. gobs of people will want to have it, reflective of not only our history but if i go to washington dc tomorrow we will have an opportunity to talk with the rest of the mayors across the country is to how to celebrate new year's. this would be another example. want to congratulate again claudine and the whole team, postmaster general, is leadership is always been important. and the public service that she does not only in delivering the mail an
information about any of these events visit us at sf grouch tv.or >> hi, everybody. my name is carmen chu. why don't we get started. with a marking up with the department of small business -- we have been working with the department of small business. this project started when we heard from neighborhood merchants. unfortunately, they had access issues, visibility access issues. we have been working closely with many of our partners year today to educate about these -- many of our partners year today to educate about these issues. also in terms of board guidance. i want to thank all of you for coming. many of you may have assistance. i know many merchants could not be here. please do it share this information with other merchants in the area. we have virginia from the office of small business. we have roger from the bar association. no carla johnson from the office of disability. -- we have carla johnson from the office of disability. i want to especially it acknowledge my colleague to help us get the resources and brought legal expertise to the table. i do not want to take too much of your tim
when i was -- somewhere in 2004 also ironically the same asylum time i met carmen chu. but we began to quoth watch sean's career unfollowed as the board board laze horizon [spelling?] and so, just how it man nested and this is a guy that started off as a legislative aid, to a supervisor to the supervisor the district seven. become to board liaison and then get approved to board supervisor and ran in his own right and it's been remarkable to stand by the shrines and watch you. personally when i first ran -- when i first got the idea to run for office, sean elsburnd was not the first, actually i think fee i don't evenna may have been one of the first thank i have reached out to talk to and he brought me into his office and it was around september of 2009 and i said, sean i'm thinking about running for supervisor and he said mal lea are you sure? and then he showed me his bar of scotch. and is this not public information -- i'm sorry -- my apologizes and he sat me down for a couple of hours and walked neither through the ins and outs of what to did and he said get out there and when
with the mayor to announce this and it was very nice. supervisor carmen chu after the press conference went and walked along the corridor to start to inform the businesses. are there any questions about that? >> how was the merchants in that area reacting to that? were they receptive? >> yes. we have one business who has filed an application. but others, the asian neighborhood design did an assessment right there on-site. so some of them it was just a few things, like clearing off the counter, that you have your ada counter built and just clearing it off. or removing the garbage can, or changing the table. so they were able do some on-site assessments that were very simple and really readily achievable things that a business can do. so that was very well received. >> that is great. thanks >> and then just a few updates. the other piece of legislation that is before the commission, the polk street alcohol and i tobacco paraphernalia we'll hear in january. we just had the update for the sunday parking meters and a reminder that we have minimal staffing for the week of december 24-28th
will be shortly joined by ms. carmen chu. mr. clerk, can you read item one. >> item one is issuance of on sale beer and wine license for mikhail brodsky for pectopah, llc located at 748 innes avenue. >> thank you mr. clerk. to the department. >> [inaudible] >> hold on one second. turn your mic on. >> thank you. >> testing. good morning supervisor supervisors. i am from the san francisco police department. they have filed an application with the city and on cite beer premseses for 748 innes avenue. for the purpose of this hearing the california department of alcohol and beverage control seeks determination from the board of supervisors as to the approval or denial of this license. from the period of july 2011 through january 2012 there were no police calls for service, nor any police reports. the plat information located in here and 354 police actions for the calendar year 2010. the pemz premises is located in a high crime area and sensus track listed here. applicant premises is not located in undue concentration area. there are no record protests with the california department of alc
to make sure we can celebrate our strength throughout the state. i also want to welcome carmen chu. thank you for joining us. we can really celebrate and we can bring this state for because i know -- he does not want to be alone in san francisco suggesting change. nobody wants to be alone. all of us can contribute to a more positive outlook on life. guess what -- when we look at where we came from, when we look at the parents that brought us here, the generations before us, we learned a great lesson. we learned lessons they faced, there were struggling to get past the barriers of discrimination. past the barriers of economic privilege, past the barriers of the new immigrants to this country. they forged ahead. some of us aren't new generations, the generation of kids i want to -- some of us are new generations. make sure they have a big opportunity in san francisco. we hope you do not have those barriers that our parents did. we hope that you do not run into the road blocks that we had to struggle for. we hope that our lawsuits, are street advocacy, -- our street advocacy, and all the pla
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